Waterlily, Tropical Night Flowering (1 of 12) at Longwood Gardens PA
This warm August day was primarily to see the new Garden Meadow , so a good amount of time was spent across the 1,000+ acres of landscape, and it was, indeed, quite lovely; however, during the season for the waterlilies in bloom, we always make it a point to see what is at the Waterlily Court in the heart of the conservatory. Trying to cover ground as quickly as possible upon leaving the Garden Meadow area, we could not make the WL Court in time to see the day blooming plants . . . But the night bloomers we saw were simply fantastic!!!
The Waterlilies at Longwood Gardens are of such spectacular variety, and given the passion and care administered to each and every one, it is a photographer’s dream to have the array of beautiful subjects to shoot, of both day and night flowering variety. The pools of water, where these magnificent flowers are presented, have been darkened, so when the visitors and photographers view them, the contrast created is simply wonderful. And the durable pads are unbelievable in their vast array of shapes, textures, and sizes . . . Not to mention, the stunning beauty. The black water prevents algae build up, and also minimizes the visibility of the mechanical operations beneath the surface—pipes, light posts, attachments, etc. When the Victoria Waterlilies are at their peak, they are simply incomparable in glorious nature and size.
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